Voices behind Compassion Seattle, ‘Seattle is Dying’ series score new roles in city hall

Seattle’s latest election saw voters move away from more progressive candidates, and soon, two of the architects behind years of major fundraising efforts and policy proposals toward that end will be working in city hall.

Seattle conservatives aim for influence behind the scenes

The first is former City Councilmember — and former interim mayor — Tim Burgess, who was tagged this week to serve as incoming Mayor Bruce Harrell’s director of strategic initiatives. Burgess left office in 2017, instead turning his attention toward influencing Seattle’s political policies from the private sector. That saw him lead 2019’s “People for Seattle” PAC, which operated as one of the major players behind

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